What an incredible year it was for National Simultaneous Storytime 2021. This year was especially exciting as ALIA along with Scholastic, the Australian Space Agency and the Office of the Chief Scientist came together to organise a special reading from space with astronaut Dr Shannon Walker from the International Space Station.
We had well over #1millionkidsreading (almost 2 million!!) with over 1.98 million registered participants, from over 33,418 locations read “Give me some space!” by Philip Bunting.
2021 has been our biggest most and successful year yet, with 1 in 12 people in Australia reading simultaneously!
Additionally, we had participants from over 27 countries including Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, Pakistan, Peru, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu & Vietnam.
Thank you to everyone who participated, we loved receiving all your stories and images! We love hearing about your 2021 NSS event, so please send your stories, photos and videos to [email protected].